Valid for Submission
M24.60 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of ankylosis, unspecified joint. The code M24.60 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code M24.60 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like ankylosis of joint, ankylosis of joint of multiple sites, ankylosis of lower limb joint, ankylosis of upper limb joint, arthrofibrosis , atlantoaxial ankylosis, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like M24.60 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code M24.60 are found in the index:
- - Ankylosis (fibrous) (osseous) (joint) - M24.60
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Ankylosis of joint
- Ankylosis of joint of multiple sites
- Ankylosis of lower limb joint
- Ankylosis of upper limb joint
- Atlantoaxial ankylosis
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert M24.60 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code M24.60 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases, including
- Arthritis - inflammation of a joint. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. Over time, the joint can become severely damaged.
- Bursitis - inflammation of a fluid-filled sac that cushions the joint
- Dislocations - injuries that force the ends of the bones out of position
Treatment of joint problems depends on the cause. If you have a sports injury, treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery. For arthritis, injuries, or other diseases, you may need joint replacement surgery to remove the damaged joint and put in a new one.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
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